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the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street" live from the financial capital of the world. the opening bell set to ring in just under two minutes or so. if you want to play the history game looking at the history of the month of december for the markets, some call it meaningless but it is basically the second best month of the year after april. 23 of the past 28 decembers have been up. average of 1.5%. since '90, up 2%. not an insignificant -- santa claus is for real many times. >> many of us have to commit. we're not allowed to own individual stocks but it's uniform gift to minors time. you have to make a contribution. i don't know whether you guys do it. it's a great way to put money away for your kids. that contribution is due now. there are a lot of contributions that are due that you remember to put money to work. in an environment where not people put money to work and people aren't doing anything, you get an influx of retail money. you have to co
, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about four minutes left. another one of those days where it was clear that wall street is fixated on washington and what's going on with the fiscal cliff talks. they were still public today. here's where the president started speaking to the business round table and where we learned also that those 40 republicans part of this bipartisan group that would be open to new ideas on the fiscal cliff talks. of the dow, the best performers and worst performers today, the full-ti financials higher led by bank of america. nasdaq, we need to highlight this, was lower, down 20 points today. why? because of apple. apple had one of its worst days. we highlighted this earlier. something very archean called the death cross, the 50-day moving average crossed below the 200-day moving average. what does that mean? just means it could be going lower from here. down 6% on apple today. the yield of the ten-year went lower. as they were buying stocks, they were a
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to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> about 90 seconds left. going off the highs of the session. we pointed this out earlier. the french and german stock markets today closed at 52-week highs. look at that. highest they've been all year. our market, not the same. the dow is below the highs that were set back in september. i want to ask michael shay what's holding us back, fiscal cliff or what? >> at this point, we're finally all fiscal cliff. the last two or three weeks has been fiscal cliff. >> would we be higher if we zrpt that distraction? >> i think absolutely. the equity markets would be. i think the bonds market is still pricing in a lot of stress over in europe. that's why you're getting a little bit of this divergence. we talked about this earlier. if you look where sectors are trading right now, after we got the bounce on the 19th, there are several sectors doing far better than where they were on election. >> that's true. you know what? we've been so focused on the fiscal cliff, we haven't thought about the jobs number coming ou
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guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> we'll kick off opening bell in a minute in a half. stocks had good action in shanghai overnight. a four-week high. the only disappointment has been data in europe. the scuttlebutt that some members wanted to cut which has put pressure on the euro today. >> german market up twice what we're up and i think people are shaking their heads that netherlands could be up. we don't see any data whatsoever that europe is doing better but belief that 2013 can't be as bad as 2012. german numbers were not good at all. it's a puzzle. >> we did get an earthquake in northeastern japan overnight. 7.3 is serious. looks like we dodged a bullet on that front as well. doesn't look like there's any damage as a result of that. >> i thought there would be a tremendous rebuilding effort in fukushima. it didn't happen because the ground is contaminated. the first question they asked over there were nuclear reactors apparently safe is the early word. >> we walk in on monday
, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. looking for news after a relatively light news day yesterday, you are in luck. multibillion dollar commission between mining and oil and gas. a major western bank starting to deglobalize. the president will speak on the fiscal cliff. what a day shaping up this morning. there's a look at s&p on the top of your screen. opening bell in a moment here at the big board. a limited partnership formed by marathon. celebrating the recent ipo. over at the nasdaq, a limited liability company celebrating the recent listing. >> fabulous company for people looking for high yield in the 401(k). they can't use it because of the tax break. >> very nice. a couple interesting notes about today. the anniversary of greenspan's speech on this date back in 1996 in which the dow closed at 6,437. >> a classic buy opportunity that was. >> when it hit 6400 in '09 it was a good opportunity too. >> yesterday s&p closes at 1,407. one year earlier 1,409. lost two points over the course of the year. >> it does look like noth
to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. and you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell will ring in about 1 1/2 minute's time. jobless claims coming in, down and this number should be essentially clean of sandy effects, so finally a clean read as to the claims aspect. but it doesn't look like, jim, that we are set for a lower open today. >> carl pointed out that maybe there's some room between sides. but, look, yesterday was one of those days, show a lot of americans don't even know about the fiscal cliff. paychecks are going to go down, a million layoffs in the defense industry. no one seems to care right now. it's bad. >> you know what we have going for us? the grid, december 17 announced -- on a seasonal basis, they have reiterated once again that it doesn't have the demand to be sold year round, but starting a week from monday. >> i don't buy that. i think they do it because whenever they have mcrib, they're just fighting traffic for mcrib. there are places in the world where the mcrib i
. >> all right. also we took a look at a story from the personal journal on gifting and the science behind regifting which is kind of interesting. >> yeah. >> did you know it's actually considered fair game 79% of the people they talked to a consumer spending survey said regifting is socially acceptable during the holiday period. but women do it more. women regift at a 50% greater rate than men and it's usually younger people, people under 30 years old are much more likely to regift it because they don't have a lot of money. >> it means you didn't really want whatever it is. >> or it means it could be the gift of the maji, where you get something and give it on to somebody. you want to know -- >> i don't know what you mean, the gift of -- the three wise guys? >> yeah. you never read the story? >> i was born on the epiphany. >> you never read the story? >> i think i kind of read parts of it. >> not the epiphany part, the gift of the maji where she cuts off her hair -- >> she gives him a comb and -- >> yeah, yeah, yeah, it could be a situation like that. >>> we'll take a quick break. it's a
is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> financial capital of the world. we're counting down the opening bell on a tuesday morning. we should note the move in the commodities market this morning. look at gold for instance. breaking 1,700 at one point. one-month lows breaking near term support of 1700. oil also down a buck on wti more than at this point. >> we do have that euro that's been hanging in. some people think it's because of the euro. other people feel that everything goes down in a fiscal cliff situation. i mean, commodities are saying we're going to go over the cliff. that's what i think. >> it's interesting. there are these recent reports tallying how many american eagle gold coins americans are buying. is that the ultimate safe haven trade. if americans are buying gold coins in record numbers, the strongest sales since 1998, and it's not just seasonality here. it's interesting. >> i own some. i own silver. >> silver and gold. >> you can buy silver and gold. you can actually -- there's a big ma
of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> republicans have said that they don't like those reforms. they like to do more. and if that's true, then they should tell us what they would like an an alternative or as a compliment to those. if they would to build on those, they can tell us how. but we can't react until we see the details of a proposal. we need it on the rates and revenue side as well as on the spending side. we've given them our best deal, what makes sense for the country. >
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